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Design Dish: See-thru airplanes, Archtober and Mexico's inverted skyscraper

Article: Design Dish: See-thru airplanes, Archtober and Mexico's inverted skyscraper

From the coolest new products to dramatic feats of engineering, here’s what has us excited in the design world this week.

The Boeing Dreamliner: Airplanes have looked more or less the same since the 1960s, but this week Airbus revealed plans for a super slick new generation of planes with a transparent “skeleton” structures, allowing for unobstructed views of the surrounding sky. Think of it as the flying version of those glass-bottom submarines at Disneyworld. The planes won’t roll out until 2050, which means I’ll have to stay all excited about this until I’m in a nursing home.